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COURSE: Spring Birds – An Introduction to Ornithology with Birdwatching
April 13, 2016 - May 11, 2016£80
Explore the life of birds and learn about bird evolution, tips for identification and key behaviours before having a chance to put your skills into practice on two field trips in London (St James’ Park and Hampstead Heath).
This course aims to introduce participants to the world of birds and birdwatching, looking at all of the different aspects of this very familiar, much loved and sometimes maligned group of animals. The course looks at everything from the origin of birds from reptiles, their body structure, behaviour (including migration), breeding, feeding, threats and conservation. The focus will be birds of the UK, but with an overview of the diversity of birds which can be found throughout the globe. The course will provide practical identification techniques and an auditory introduction to birdsong. These skills can then be developed over two outdoors field trips in London green spaces, with the aim of adding wonder and enjoyment to your everyday travels.
City Lit course run by Brenna Boyle from Wild Capital
5 sessions over 5 weeks
Wednesdays 14:00 – 16:00
13th April – 11th May 2016
Concessional prices available